Mindanao Times

Deadly resistance

• Sasa drug pusher killed in Bunawan

- BY RHODA GRACE B. SARON

AN ALLEGED drug pusher was killed by agents of the Sasa Police Station in a buy-bust operation conducted in Zone 4, Km. 13, Barangay Panacan, Bunawan District on Saturday at 2 a.m.

Major Reuben Libera, the Sasa Police Station commander, identified the fallen suspect as as Doke Lacorte, 27, male, single, jobless, a resident of Km. 11, Fatima, Barangay Sasa, Buhangin District.

Libera said Lacorte was included in the station’s watchlist as he was pushing drugs within the area of responsibi­lity of Sasa Police Station.

The operation was conducted in coordinati­on with

the Philippine Drug Enforcemen­t Agency (PDEA) XI.

Based on the initial investigat­ion, Lacorte handed over a sachet containing suspected shabu to a police buyer during the buy-bust, said Capt. Maria Theresita Gaspan, the spokespers­on of Davao City Police Office (DCPO).

But before the police officer could announce the arrest, the suspect pulled a caliber 22 revolver.

Apparently sensing that he was dealing with a police officer, he shot the buyer.

The officer, however, fired back.

The suspect was hit on

his body causing his instantane­ous death.

Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) team led by Maj. Armando Galigo Jr. recovered the revolver, two fired cartridge cases of caliber 22, four caliber 22 bullets, a fired cartridge case of 9mm, a digital weighing scale, and a sachet of shabu.

Libera said the operation was a result of the intensifie­d campaign of the police to eradicate the drug proliferat­ion.

 ??  ?? SPECTATORS take selfies with the passing floral plane, a participan­t in the Big Category of the Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2019, along Bonifacio Street on Saturday. BING GONZALES
SPECTATORS take selfies with the passing floral plane, a participan­t in the Big Category of the Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2019, along Bonifacio Street on Saturday. BING GONZALES

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